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  • Linda Reumers

    Leading in times of complexity

    9 February 2017
    I am sure everybody is aware how our environment has changed over the past years and how ongoing shifts in our societies show us that this will continue for the period ahead. And I am sure that most of us feel inconvenience. Inconvenience as we face challenges not experienced before or at least not to this extent. It is not just the Brexit or the recent winning of Donald Trump that is showing this to all of us. It is a subtle but profound “always there” change on all levels in our society. And it is a change that is a consequence of massive interconnectedness we...
  • Resnke Zuurveen

    To PhD or not to PhD

    16 December 2016
    I knew the letter would arrive in June. Every day I walked towards the front door and quickly glanced at the mailbox. No letter. Then, on a sunny Saturday morning, it was there. I felt like all those high schoolers from all those movies who applied for these fancy universities, waiting for their letter. Opening it slowly and knowing that the first sentence would say it all. The first sentence of my letter started with: “We are pleased to inform you…”. My heart beated faster than during the run I did the previous day.
  • Brexit

    World Insight: Brexit – a bad day for Europe, but knowledge must always cross borders

    24 June 2016
    According to Martin Paul the Brexit is a step back for Europe, but not the end of the world. The biggest threat is falling back to a form of “European Kleinstaaterei”. It is up to universities to build bridges and keep the European academic space alive.
  • Not everybody needs to be a professor

    20 June 2016
    The Dutch binary system with a distinction between research-oriented education at research universities and professional higher education at universities of applied sciences is a good thing, says Martin Paul.
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